The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will hold auditions for the musical, Legally Blonde at the Arvada Center, 6901 Wadsworth Blvd., April 5 and 6; and in New York City, April 9 -11. Legally Blonde will be directed by Gavin Mayer, with musical direction by David Nehls and choreography by Kitty Skillman Hilsabeck. The Arvada Center Artistic Producer is Rod A. Lansberry.
Denver auditions are April 5 and 6, from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., by appointment only. Call the Arvada Center at 720-898-7200 to schedule a time. Actors must be 18 years & older to audition.
Wojcik/Seay Casting will coordinate the New York City auditions, April 9-11. To be considered for a New York audition, mail a hard copy of your headshot and résumé and indicate the role you are interested in (if known) to the following address:
Attn. Legally Blonde, Arvada CO production
247 West 38th Street 10th Floor
New York, NY 10018
NO CALLS PLEASE – qualified actors will be contacted to schedule an audition
Experienced performers with strong acting and singing abilities are needed. Dance and/or strong movement is required. See the character breakdown (below) for specifics on available roles. Actors should prepare 16-32 bars from a song appropriate to the style of show. Please bring sheet music; an accompanist will be provided. Recorded music or a cappella audition will eliminate casting consideration. A current headshot and résumé are required. Equity members must have a current equity ID card.
This is an Equity LORT B production, although non-equity actors will be considered. Individuals of all ethnic and cultural backgrounds including a wide range of physiques are needed and encouraged to audition for all roles.
Rehearsals for Legally Blonde begin on May 22, 2012. The show opens on June 12 and runs through July 1 in the Arvada Center’s Main Stage Theater. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday evenings with matinees on Wednesdays, Saturdays, and Sundays for a total of eight shows per week.
ARVADA CENTER – LEGALLY BLONDE Character Breakdown:
Elle Woods – Female, to play early 20’s, Caucasian. The quintessential California blonde who follows her ex-boyfriend to Harvard Law School and realizes that she has more to offer than just a pretty face and a bubbly personality. Gb2-G5 (Soprano belt).
Brooke Wyndam – Female, to play late 20’s – early 30’s. An exercise video star who is also a former sorority girl. Must be in top physical condition. A3-G5 (Alto/Soprano).
Emmett Forrest – Male, to play mid-late 20’s. A smart and sensitive law student who takes Elle under his wing. B2-E5 (Alto).
Enid – Female, to play 20’s. A mousy, intellectual law student. G3-G5 (Soprano belt).
Margot – Female, to play early 20’s, Caucasian. A pretty and funny California sorority girl. G#3-F5 (Soprano belt).
Paulette – Female, to play early –mid 20’s. A brash and funny hair stylist who is friends with Elle and longs to find a man for herself. A3-A5 (Soprano belt).
Pilar – Female, to play early 20’s non- Caucasian. A pretty and funny California sorority girl. G#3-F5 (Soprano belt).
Professor Callahan – Male, to play 40’s – 50’s. A pompous and manipulative law professor at Harvard. A2-F#4 (Baritone).
Serena – Female, to play early 20’s, Caucasian. A pretty and funny California sorority girl. G#3-F5 (Soprano belt)
Vivienne Kensington – Female, to play early – mid 20’s. A smart and savvy Harvard law student who initially dismiss’ Elle, but grows to be her friend. A3-F5 (Soprano belt)
Warner Huntington III – Male, to play early 20’s. A good-looking, but pompous guy who breaks Elle’s heart. Eb3-Ab4 (Tenor)
Elle’s Dad – Male. Elle’s rich golfer father. D3-E#4 (Baritone)
Elle’s Mom – Female. Elle’s socialite, country-clubbing mother. C4-E5 (Alto).
Kyle– Male, to play 30’s – 40’s. A great looking, in shape employee for UPS, Self-assured and not the brightest bulb.
Leilani – Female. B3-Eb5 (Alto).
Manager – Female. G3-C5 (Alto).
Dewey – Male. Foul, trailer trash ex-husband of Paulette.
Chutney – Female. A serious Indian Law student.
Kate – Female. Bb3-Eb5 (Alto).
About the Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities
In its 35-year history, the award winning Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities has grown to become one of the nation’s largest multidisciplinary arts centers, devoted to all aspects of the arts and generously supported in part by the City of Arvada and by the Scientific & Cultural Facilities District (SCFD). The Arvada Center is located at 6901 Wadsworth Blvd. and provides free parking for all its patrons. For more information go to www.arvadacenter.org or call 720-898-7200.